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6 DIY home improvements to try

Give your home a new look this summer with these 6 DIY home improvements.

Are you hoping to give your home a new look without completely renovating and refurbishing? Well, Propertynews.com are sharing their favourite DIY home improvements that will help you to transform your space.

6 DIY home improvements to try

1. Give old cabinets a new lease of life

This image depicts a lovely kitchen with grey units and a matching centre island. A pot with plant sits on top of this centre island. Image used in the 6 DIY home improvements to try blog post.

Are you thinking of updating your kitchen? Painting the kitchen cabinets can transform this area and give your space a new lease of life. You can also consider painting the inside of your cabinets for an extra pop of colour.

A splash of paint could transform many other rooms in your home, from the dresser in your bedroom to the cupboard in your bathroom.

There are many different types of paint on the market so you may need to do a little research before you jump in. The type of paint that you use will depend on the material of your cabinets and your desired finish.

2. Change door knobs and handles

This image depicts handles on a cabinet. Images used in the 6 DIY home improvements to try blog post.

Simply updating the handles on doors and cupboards can completely change the look of a space. Never underestimate the big difference that a small change can have.

There are an abundance of handles to choose from – whether you are searching for an industrial look or are hoping to add character though an antique aesthetic –  they are the perfect way to complete the theme of a room.

3. Decorate your entrance hall

The above image depicts an entrance hall with large pieces of artwork on the walls and a lamp, along with some ornaments, on a small table. Image used in the 6 DIY home improvements to try blog post.

An entrance hall is usually the space that everyone sees first, so you want it to make a good impression. Some hallways can often feel small and enclosed. Adding a mirror to your hall will create the illusion of more depth and, when placed strategically, can often create the illusion of another window, adding to the brightness of the area.

A small hallway can often benefit from the right wall colour. Opting for a brighter hue will help to create a welcoming and airy space and, when paired with a mirror, can really help to trick the eye into thinking the room is wider than it actually is.

As an entrance hall is often one of the most used areas in your home, be sure to add your personality through artwork, rugs, plants and lamps. This will make your house feel like a home from the moment you step through your front door.

4. Don’t forget the front door

This image depicts a row of red brick townhouses with different coloured doors (a yellow door, a green door and a red door) Image used in the 6 DIY home improvements to try blog post.

Spending some time on the front door area can go a long way in increasing the kerb appeal of your house. If your front door is in good condition and is not damaged, you do not need to replace it completely. Simply repainting the door in a bright colour that pops or a hue that helps to complement the property’s exterior can really improve the overall look of your home.

Placing some flowers next to your front door makes it all the more welcoming.

5. Add shelves to the walls

This image depicts two shelves where some art work and plant pots sit. There is also a larger piece of art suspended from the wall and a wooden desk where ornaments, books and a plant sits.

If you have an unused corner in your home and are unsure of what to do with it, why not add some floating shelves?

This will allow you to display your possessions and create a beautiful feature in an unused corner. You can also change up the display when you please, allowing you to add personality to the room or change it with the seasons.

6. Create a statement wall

This image depicts a statement wall in the bathroom.

Statement walls are very on trend. By adding a splash of colour or some eye-catching wallpaper to one wall, you can create a striking space that will soon become the focal point of any room.

A gallery wall is also a great way to make a statement. The mix of colours, sizes and prints that make up a gallery wall have the ability to completely transform a room.

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